Articles posted in September, 2012

Kernel panics with OS X 18.2: A known issue

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 • 9:24 pm

After reporting my kernel panic problems with OS X 10.8.2 via Bug Reporter (since they were not fixed during the seeding phase), I’ve just received an e-mail saying that my bug report is a “duplicate”, which is Bug Reporter’s way of telling me that they are aware of the issue. So that’s good news. That […]

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Solution (hack) for kernel panics in 10.8.2?

Monday, September 24th, 2012 • 3:20 pm

Last week, I wrote about the fact that I was experiencing almost daily kernel panics since I had started using early builds of the Mac OS X 10.8.2 update. These kernel panics are still there for me in the official Mac OS X 10.8.2 release, i.e. build 12C54. Some people enjoying playing a game of […]

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Mountain Lion’s Finder: Problems with ‘More Info’ in inspector window

Monday, September 24th, 2012 • 2:59 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) had problems with the “Preview” column in column view in the Finder. I wrote a blog post about it at the time. The problems were never addressed by Apple in Lion as far as I know. Now in Mountain Lion (10.8), the problems that affected the “Preview” column appear to […]

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Kernel panics with OS X 10.8.2 on 2009 Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 • 3:31 pm

Remember the good old days when your Mac would experience a hard crash at least once a day, if not more? Well, it looks like I am back in this familiar territory with OS X 10.8.2 on my 2009 Mac Pro. It started with early builds of 10.8.2 that I obtained as part of my […]

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Mountain Lion’s Mail: Selection highlighting issues after hiding application in background

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 • 7:52 am

There are on-going issues with Mac OS X’s Mail application when it comes to selection highlighting. Some of them date back to the first release of Lion. Others are new to recent builds of Mountain Lion. But they all are issues that Apple does not seem to care much about or be in any hurry […]

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Preview in Mountain Lion (10.8): Now lets you specify default viewing options for PDF files

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 • 10:19 am

Once of the long-standing annoyances in Mac OS X’s Preview for me has been the fact that, by default, the viewing option when you open a PDF file for the first time is something called “Continuous Scroll“. Why Apple considers this the preferable default setting is beyond me. Most of the PDF files I view […]

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Upgrade to Mountain Lion: Very smooth

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 • 5:17 pm

I have just upgraded to Mountain Lion on my main machine (a 2009 Mac Pro) and I must say that it has been a very smooth process — probably the smoothest OS X upgrade I have ever experienced. The only problem I encountered was that, after the upgrade, the Mail application was no longer able to […]

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